Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.
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If there's a Country-Rock Heaven, well you know they've got a hell of a rhythm section. Not quite the lyrics we remember the Righteous Brothers singing, but the way the last few days have panned out, it seems apt.
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Facebook.comConsidering the pretty-boy charlatanism that dominates Nashville these days, it's hard to say with a straight face that country music is making a resurgence. More country heads of this generation have decided to reach back to the good ol' days, when heartbreak had machismo and white l ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDan Penn
August 15, 2011
Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis
Rock and soul singer/songwriter Dan Penn may not exactly be a household name, but his songs and talents from the past 50 years now are most certainly worth recognition, making his two-night appearance at the Dakota t ... More >>
83 years ago today, Buck Owens, originally Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr., was born in Sherman, TX, just months before the onset of the Great Depression. As the story goes, he assigned himself the name "Buck" at the age of four - his family owned a mule by the name of Buck, and he decided he wanted t ... More >>